While I am trying to rid us of the reaction tag, I come across a couple of questions that have a negative score and thus could be classified as bad or a bad fit for our site. Usually such questions will be removed eventually as abandoned unless they attract an answer.
Sometimes these questions get a very good and conceptual answer, where the author of which goes the extra mile, making it useful for future visitors of our site. Obviously such questions need to be salvaged to the best of our ability, i.e. reformatting and retagging without changing the general meaning, so that they can easily be found with the common tools.
I am more concerned with questions, which attracted not too helpful answers. By that I mean that the highest voted answer has a score of one or less. This is unfortunately more often the case than the previously mentioned. Sometimes the questions are hard to understand and therefore an answer reads more like a comment to the original statement than actually answering a conceptual query. In some cases they turn into long comment threads, which is not helpful for anyone other than the author of the question. (And since this issue seems in most cases to be resolved, they are of no further use.)
Since there is sometimes some reputation at stake, I am hesitant to delete them although they will not be of much use. So far I tried to salvage them as best as I could, but I am fairly certain, that in the long run this might not be the best action. In 2016 about 10000 questions have been asked, a third of which have since been deleted, and about half of the remainder has been answered. You can imagine that questions like these turn into noise, showing up for similar queries because of certain keywords, but eventually are dead ends. We always try to maintain a high quality on our site and I think some of these questions actively harm this goal.
I don't think my concern warrants immediate action, but I'd like to hear opinions on the matter on how to deal with them in the long run. For now I'd like to ask you to keep an open eye and don't let this turn into a problem.
(While some of such questions are still open and could be salvaged with a conceptual answer, many are also closed and lie there like dead wood.)